INFLUENCE OF PRE CUT FOLIAR APPLICATION OF PLANT GROWTHSUBSTANCES ON PROPAGATION OF POMEGRANATEYogesh Pawar, L.R. Varma, S.G. More, Piyush Verma and R.K. Jat
An experiment entitled, Influence of pre cut foliar application of plant growth substances on multiplicationof pomegranate through sub apical cutting was carried out with two factors viz., time of cuttingthree levelsand plant growth substances with four repetitions.The results of the study revealed that, significantly earlysprouting (9.61 days), maximum number of shoots (2.41) and shoot length (10.85 cm) per cutting at 60 daysafter planting, maximum number of roots (8.40) and root length (7.61 cm) per cutting at 60 days afterplanting was recorded with treatment c1 (Cutting taken at 3 days after spraying). Among the treatments ofgrowth substances, significantly early sprouting (9.27 days), highest survival percentage (80.98) at 45 daysafter planting, highest length shoot per cutting at 60 days after planting (12.08 cm), maximum number ofroots (9.36) and root length (8.47 cm) per cutting at 60 days after planting was recorded with treatment p1(spray of ethrel 1000 ppm). Use of pomegranate cutting after three days of foliar spray of ethrel 1000 ppmon mother plant for getting early sprouting, highest survival, maximum number and length of shoots androots of cutting under green house.